From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn Trilogy, Brandon Sanderson, comes the first book in a new, action-packed thrill ride of a series - Steelheart. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.
Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.
He's seen Steelheart bleed.
And he wants revenge.
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Lightweight, stereotypical characters and a weak storyline combine to disappoint. I lost interest halfway through...
I've enjoyed other Brandon Sanderson series, noteably Storm light Archives and Mistborn, so dont give up on a very creative author.
The story was funny, entertaining, engaging and allowed you to relate to the various characters in different ways.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was anxious to unfold each little nuance of ever new Epic, while continuing holding out for the Hero to arrive. The story kept me wanting more every time I had to stop listening. And when this book came to end I couldn't wait to immediately start part 2 of the trilogy. Excellent work by Brandon Sanderson.
Additionally, MacLeod Andrews is among the top of my favorite voice actors in the numerous audio books I've listened to.
A Varangian from the barbarian north who has found the allure of the great metropoli of the southern Empire
This story has a very different vibe than a traditional rhyme or reason to the world or its "magic" but that's not the point. It ends up being a light(er) fun character romp through the pages of a comic book that leaves you wanting more.
From all the overall rating and reviews I was expecting a little more from the story on this one. Perhaps it's because it's part of a series, and there is much more of the story to be told. And I would have like more information and depth then just mystery with small tidbits . The build-up with little payoff was a let down. Not a terrible listen but it didn't keep my attention the way other stories have. Narrator did an alright job given the material.
This book was fantastic. I love books that I have no idea how they're going to end and this was one of them. I had some ideas but I just loved the characters in the story. I thought the narration was absolutely wonderful. It felt like there was a different person narrating each individual character. I will definitely be buying the next book and will be getting the audible addition as well because it is so fun to listen to.
A comic book, without comics. Do you like X-men? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? I'll give you a hint: maybe.
The narrator is excellent, doing unique dialogue for all the characters.
Writer, actor, improviser, and family man working as a content writer/editor in a SaaS Marketing Department.
For most of the book, it's a dude complaining or pining over a girl. Roughly every tenth sentence. But the action is well written and the build up to and the actual final fight is great fun and worth the read.
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